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Park Brothers

The Park Brothers came together as a guitar duo studying under one of the world’s preeminent guitar virtuosos of the classical guitar, Christopher Parkening. The duo’s virtuosic technique combined with expressive artistry have captivated and delighted audiences as far away as Montreal, Canada and Heidelberg, Germany. The brothers enjoy collaborating and working together, as they complement each other with a natural synergy of sounds, bringing enchantment and enjoyment back to classical music.

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"...inspiring cheers and a standing ovation from the Great Auditorium crowd!  Spotlight Central   read entire review
" They played a beautiful concert last evening - the audience was raptly attentive, and enjoyed all of it. They are a credit to your roster." Gordon Turk, Summer Stars Festival
"Alex and Wesley make beautiful music on the guitar by using tonal colors and contrasts. They utilize the entire range of the guitar to bring out the intrinsic beauty of the instrument."  Christopher Parkening
Audience Feedback - 
"It was among the best music he'd listened to in several years." "Wow!  They were absolutely wonderful!  Such charming young men and so talented." "Alex and Wesley impressed not just with their considerable playing talents, but also with their open and friendly personalities."

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Sample Program

The Best of

Three Renaissance Pieces
Anonymous, trans. Patrick Russ and Christopher Parkening
I. Drewries Accordes
II. Le Rossignol
III. La Volta

Two Spanish Pieces
I. El Paño Moruno.....Traditional
II. The Miller’s Dance.....Manuel de Falla

Gigue.....Manuel Ponce

Sunburs.....Andrew York

Intermezzo from “Goyescas”.....Enrique Granados

I. Danza de la Pastora.....Ernesto Halffter                
II. Danza de la Gitana

INTERMISSION

Ave Maria.....Bach/Gounod , Arr. Parkening/Alex Park

De los alamos vengo, madre.....Joaquín Rodrigo

Laudate Dominum (Praise Ye the Lord.....W.A. Mozart

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Cantata 147).....J.S. Bach

Koyunbaba (The Shepherd).....Carlo Domeniconi

Evening Dance.....Andrew York

Recuerdos de la Alhambra.....Francisco Tarrega

Clair de Lune.....Claude Debussy

La Vida Breve.....Manuel de Falla

Bios

Park Brothers

The Park Brothers came together as a guitar duo studying under one of the world’s preeminent guitar virtuosos of the classical guitar, Christopher Parkening. The duo’s virtuosic technique combined with expressive artistry have captivated and delighted audiences as far away as Montreal, Canada and Heidelberg, Germany. The brothers enjoy collaborating and working together, as they complement each other with a natural synergy of sounds, bringing enchantment and enjoyment back to classical music.

Alex Park

Alex Park has captivated audiences around the world with his stunning technique and colorful musicianship. He has played concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Alex has received numerous competition awards and most recently was a prizewinner of the 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition, the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. He was the winner of the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition and was given the opportunity to perform Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo with an orchestra. He was also a prizewinner of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition, the Orange County Guitar Circle Competition, the American Guitar Society's Bickford Award, the Pacific Guitar Competition, and Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition.

    

Alex has studied under the distinguished maestros, Christopher Parkening and Andrew York, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Scott Tennant at the University of Southern California. He has also studied and taken masterclasses with Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, Jason Vieaux, Martha Masters, Paul Galbraith, and many others. In addition to the classical guitar, Alex has worked on film and media projects as a session guitarist and film composer. Most notably, he recorded on the soundtrack of Lew Wallace: Shiloh Soldier, Ben Hur Bard, an Emmy Award winning documentary in the Musical Composition/Arrangement category. Alex is endorsed by Augustine Strings. 

Wesley Park

Wesley Park is an exciting classical guitarist that moves his audience with his expressive artistry and musicianship, bringing out a vast array of tonal colors and timbres. Wesley has traveled around the world performing and enthralling his audience. He was the winner of the Loyola University First Annual Elementary Artists Competition, and placed as a finalist in the ASTA/Aron Green Classical Guitar Competition junior division. Wesley Park has studied under the distinguished virtuosos of the guitar, Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine University and Scott Tennant at the University of Southern California, and currently teaches at MozArt Music Academy in Tarzana, California.